When searching for a VPN, be sure to look at the company’s terms of service to ensure it’s a no-log VPN. This means the network will not save any of your personal information. You remain anonymous, even to the VPN provider. This ensures that even if someone is able to hack into your network, there […]
This type of attack involves someone secretly altering what seems like a direct exchange between two parties. A classic example is someone stealing information from a user connected to a public Wi-Fi network. One way to fend off such attacks is by using a virtual private network to shield your connection.
VPN allows you to connect to the internet securely by keeping your exchanges private while you use Wi-Fi. VPNs encrypt connections at the sending and receiving ends and keep out traffic that is not properly encrypted. If a VPN is available to you, make sure you log onto it any time you need to use […]
When checking your online bank balance or making a purchase, it’s best to avoid networks you don’t normally use, especially public Wi-Fi hotspots that might expose your activity to unwanted third parties. Conduct important transactions on your password-protected home network or with the help of a virtual private network (VPN) service.
Do you ever connect to public Wi-Fi networks? A journey through any mall, office park or downtown corridor is sure to populate your phone’s Wi-Fi list with numerous wireless options, many of them not even requiring passwords for entry. If it seems like these networks are everywhere, it’s because they are: Cisco has estimated the […]
Passwordless public Wi-Fi is unencrypted, meaning your data can be intercepted while using it. Consider setting up a virtual private network (VPN) to encrypt your connection and shield your activities from prying eyes on public networks. Short of that, look for “semi-public” alternatives such as coffeeshop/restaurant Wi-Fi with a requestable password (usually on a receipt) […]
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